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He Is The Voice I Hear
The Black Madonna
We Still Believe
Mixmag named The Black Madonna their DJ of 2016 and by the sounds of it, 2017 is going to be even bigger for this lady. This track is her first original music since the 2013 release Lady of Sorrows EP and she’s currently back in Chicago finishing work on an album for later this year. Here is this week’s Essential New Tune, He Is The Voice I Hear, and it’s epic. 
This week’s Essential New Tune is featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 32:40 mins here.
Label: We Still Believe
Management: Ryan Hambsch and Oliver Sasse, Nerve Management
Radio: Christian Nockall, Your Army
Live: Americas - Ryan Smith, Liaison Artists/ Rest of the World - Lisa Gobmeier, Off Fantastic
03 Feb 2017
  • Madison Square Garden buys majority stake in nightlife company TAO Group. (Billboard)
  • James Barton, founder of Creamfields festival and the former President of Electronic Music at Live Nation Entertainment, is heading a new as yet unnamed LA company with UK-based financial consultancy Edition Capital, and US investor Providence Equity Partners. The venture aims to launch up to 10 festivals across Europe, starting with the acquisition of Sziget in Hungary. (Audience)
  • Pacha Group, including the hugely successful Pacha Ibiza, has been sold for a reported €350m to private equity firm Trilantic Capital Partners. (DiariodeIbiza) Trilantic has said it plans to significantly increase the workforce.
  • New record shop, DDD, opens in Paris. (RA)
  • A new vinyl pressing machine from Viryl Technologies is said to be able to produce 4,000 records a day due to its better trimming/tracking system and sensors that check everything from temperature to pressure. (Mixmag)
  • After departing the UK for the first time and arriving in the United States (New York City) last November, the Mixmag Live event series is now heading to Brazil. (Mixmag)
  • Red Bull Studios in London has launched a new project called Normal Not Novelty which invites women to build lasting networks in the music industry with a series of workshops. (Mixmag)
  • In a ground-breaking copyright law development which will initially benefit promoters, festival organisers and some venues in Germany, record labels and broadcast media will have to pay the event organiser a share of the revenue from live concert recordings. International promoters operating in the country or co-promoting with local partners will also be entitled to benefit from the ruling. (Audience)
  • This interactive, animated graphic tells you everything you need to know about how the influential Roland TR-808 drum machine works. (RBMA)
  • SoundCloud update adds Charts, showing what music is popular right now. (AndroidPolice)
  • Future Sound Of London are working with Digitana Electronics to develop a standalone version of the EMS Synthi Expander. (RA)
  • Using BitTorrent under the hood to avoid expensive bandwidth bills, could the recently launched BitChute become a viable alternative to YouTube? (TorrentFreak)
  • Live DJ recording system, Evermix to launch publicly on Indiegogo crowdfunding platform. (Decoded)
  • Eats Everything confirmed for ANTS at London's 02 Academy Brixton Easter Thursday. (Decoded)
  • The full line-up for this year’s Gottwood Festival in Wales has been announced and includes the likes of The Black Madonna, Helena Hauff, Jayda G, Erol Alkan back-to-back Leon Vynehall, Matthew Herbert and more. (Mixmag)
  • Outlook Festival in Croatia has revealed the first names for this year’s festival and its 10th anniversary, including the likes of DJ Shadow, Madam X and Princess Nokia. (Mixmag)
  • Croatian festival Sonus's line-up has grown with a batch of additions including Sven Väth, Julia Govor, Solomun, Margaret Dygas, tINI, Matador and Maceo Plex. (Mixmag)
  • Croatia's Hideout Festival has revealed a third round of names for this year's edition, including George FitzGerald, Anja Schneider, and Tiga. (Xlr8r)
  • New three-day techno festival, Safe As Milk, is to host UK debut of Jeff Mills & Tony Allen at Prestatyn Pontins this April. (RA)
  • The AVA (Audio Visual Arts) Festival and Conference returns to Belfast’s Docklands warehouse, T13, this June 2-3 with performances from the likes of Bicep, Marcel Dettmann, Fatima Yamaha, Rebekah, TinFoil, Ben UFO, Midland, Job Jobse and Denis Sulta. (Mixmag)
  • Monki has unveiled the dates of her new UK tour where she will be playing six dates throughout March and April in Birmingham, Leeds, Nottingham, Liverpool, Southampton and London. (Mixmag)
  • Defected returns for a six-day festival on the Croatian shores of Tisno from August 10–15 with a line-up including MK, Basement Jaxx, Kenny Dope, Monki and more. (Mixmag)
  • Bristol’s festival Love Saves The Day is back for its sixth year on May 27-28 with the likes of Jamie Jones, Little Dragon, Bicep, Crazy P Soundsystem and more. (Mixmag)
  • Innervisions will host a 10-hour takeover of Barcelona's Plaza Mayor De El Poble Espanyol this June 18 with a line-up which includes Dixon, Âme, Job Jobse and John Talabot. (Pulse)
  • Larry Heard aka Mr Fingers, Floating Points, Ben UFO announced for Sunfall 2017, Brockwell Park London on Saturday 12 August. (DT)
  • Kode9 and Martyn among first names for London’s Peckham Rye Music Festival 2017. (RA)
  • Manchester party brand FAC 51 The Haçienda is taking its new tour to the Albert Hall on March 24 with Kerri Chandler and Derrick Carter on the bill. (Mixmag)
  • Dutch festival DGTL will host an event in São Paulo, Brazil, on May 6. (RA)
  • Nachtdigital celebrates 20 years with parties in Berlin, Hamburg, Amsterdam. (RA)
  • Anjunabeats has announced its North American tour dates slated to jump off in March 2017 with Andrew Bayer and ilan Bluestone. (DJMag)
  • Michael and Emily Eavis have said Glastonbury is likely to return in 2019, following its fallow year, with Variety Bazaar not expected to debut until 2021. (Guardian)
  • Sónar Hong Kong will be held at the Science Park in Pak Shek Kok, featuring five diverse indoor and outdoor stages this April 1. (Pulse)
  • In uncertain times, Bandcamp might be the saviour we need, says Chandler Shortlidge. (Pulse)
  • A playbook for pushing the needle on diversity in music. (Forbes)
  • 10 ways Ibiza will change in 2017. (Mixmag)
  • In developing a refreshed home for London's famed Ministry of Sound, Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, an architect and partner at Rem Koolhaas's superfirm OMA, imagines a new way to make nightlife safer. (FastCo)
  • A guide to dance music marketing in 2017 PT.1. (Magnetic Mag)
  • The musician’s guide to SoundCloud. (Hypebot Part 1, 2, 3)
  • Eric Wahlforss, co-founder and Chief Product Officer at SoundCloud, on why staffing the company with musicians and music-lovers makes good business sense. (Telegraph)
  • The Black Madonna named as London club XOYO's next resident. (RA)
  • Treasured Hamburg club Golden Pudel could close in April as it battles an ongoing legal dispute between building's owners. (Quietus)
  • Fabric invites Kölsch, Apollonia, Craig Richards, Huxley, Roman Flügel, Seth Troxler and Sasha to the decks throughout March. (Mixmag)
  • Behind the scenes at London’s new 5000-capacity mega venue, Printworks. (DJMag)
  • The club formerly known as Space Ibiza now has a new name, , and a new promo video announcing its summer 2017 opening. (Mixmag)
  • Six disco releases you need to hear this month. (Mixmag)
  • 10 Ostgut Ton gems in celebration of 100 EP releases. (Mixmag)
  • 10 acts you can't afford to miss in 2017. (Pulse)
  • Mix of the day: Elena Colombi. (RA)
  • The 94 best record shops in Europe. (SpecialRecord)
  • Why it's great everybody wants to be a DJ. (Pulse)
  • Trumpwave and Fashwave are just the latest disturbing examples of the far-right appropriating electronic music. (Thump)
  • The month's electronic music: looking forward. (Quietus)
  • Who the hell is Rosella Blinded? (UKF)
  • The top up-and-coming electronic producers and EDM artists to watch in 2017. (Routenote)
  • The Chainsmokers are the Nickelback of EDM, says Matt Miller. (Esquire)
  • From Daft Punk to Skrillex, seven of the coolest live setups of all-time. (Thump)
  • Karma Klique: The Bangkok crew bringing charity and intimacy to the dancefloor. (Pulse)
  • Gunnar Haslam and Johannes Auvinen (a.k.a. Tin Man) reflect on techno's role in the fight against fascism. (Xlr8r)
  • How will A-Trak spin the fate of music’s future? Allow him to explain. (DJMag)
  • Get Recovered: Ben Pearce tells us how close he came to calling time on his career. (Mixmag)
  • Chicago house innovator Larry Heard remembers the spontaneous recording process of his early hits and the formation of Fingers, Inc. (RBMA)
  • Ivan Smagghe shares 10 club records that mean a lot to him 'in a Fabric way' (Fabric Blog)
  • Michael Kucyk's long-running radio show has made him one of Australia's most influential selectors. Andy Webb hears about some choice cuts from his collection. (RA)
  • Good Moods: Dive into Shanti Celeste's endlessly uplifting house. (Mixmag)
  • “I think eventually people will need a new source of inspiration, there’s so much techno music coming out at the moment, so much great music, but also a lot of average producers jumping on the techno bandwagon” says Trinity. (Decoded)
  • Crosstown Rebel: The dance world according to Damian Lazarus. (Billboard)
  • Saluting Sankeys: How a disused soap factory became one of Britain’s best-loved clubs. (Fact)
  • Brexit: The impact on dance music so far. (Mixmag)
  • Listen: Batu’s Whisper is a warped techno tour de force. (Mixmag)
  • John Talabot and Axel Boman link up for first Talaboman album, The Night Land. (RA)
  • Perc announces his third album Bitter Music. (DT)
  • Max Cooper announces Emergence remix album featuring Rival Consoles, Patrice Bäumel and John Tejada. (Thump)
  • Nathan Fake will release his fourth album this coming March, titled Providence, on Ninja Tune. (Xlr8r)
  • Four Tet has compiled a playlist of music from the locations on Donald Trump’s immigration ban. (Mixmag)
  • Melbourne's Crown Ruler launches record label. (RA)
  • R&S Records sub-label Apollo is celebrating the work of Japanese artist and video game music composer Yuji Takenouchi in a compilation to be released in March. (Fact)
  • Carl Cox has shared a pair of classic DJ sets from live performances in 2004, one from The Arches in Glasgow and another from Seoul, Korea. (Mixmag)
  • Rare footage has surfaced of a 2008 performance by Ricardo Villalobos inside Berghain’s Panorama Bar. (Mixmag)
  • German electronic producer Robert Henke has announced he is cancelling all future gigs in the US in response to a widely criticized order made by US President Donald Trump to ban immigration from predominantly Muslim countries. (Mixmag)
  • High Contrast provides the key track in the hugely anticipated Trainspotting sequel T2, listen to Shotgun Mouthwash. (UKF)
  • More than two years after their second split, British dance duo Orbital have put aside their differences to go on tour again and release new material. (Guardian)
  • Deadmau5 has been hard at work redesigning his Cube 2.1 stage setup and has recently shared video clips previewing the visuals. (Mixmag)
  • Daft Punk will be performing at this year's Grammys. (Mixmag)
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